Humla, May 18: The cases of coronavirus infection have surged in five rural municipalities out of seven local levels in the mountainous district of Humla.
Local officials said that the district has recorded an increased number of cases lately.
However, Kharpunath and Namkha rural municipalities in the district have not reported the Covid-19 patients.
Out of 394 tests, the five local levels in Humla recorded 75 Covid-19 cases. Of them, 11 got recovered from the virus.
According to the Information Officer of the District Public Health Service Office Bhakti Fadera, a total of 29 cases were seen in Tanjakot Rural Municipality from 98 tests while seven in Adanchuli Rural Municipality, 11 in Sarkegad Rural Municipality and eight cases were reported in Chankheli Rural Municipality on Monday.
Likewise, 20 cases were reported in the tests carried out in District Hospital, Simkot.
With the surge in Covid-19 patients in villages, the concerned local levels have procured antigen kits to carry out tests of the coronavirus in the district.
For the first time in Humla, eight passengers who landed in Simkot Airport from Nepalgunj and Surkhet had tested positive for coronavirus.
Chief of District Public Health Service Office Prem Bahadur Singh said that since then the Office is carrying out regular test and new cases are reported in Humla.